FAQ about Portable Baptistries

  1. How to Fill Your Portable Baptistry? Typically the baptistry is filled with water from a standard garden hose either from outside or attached to your faucet (using an adaptor). We recommend that you move the baptistry into place and then fill it. Our portable baptistries weigh around 350 pounds and hold about 100-125 gallons of water (depending on model). Water weighs about 8 pounds per gallon so figure on your full baptism pool weighing around 1,100 – 1,300 pounds.
  2. How to Drain Your Portable Baptistry? Both the 6P and 6PXL model portable baptistries come standard with a built in drain valve. You can simply connect a standard garden hose to the drain and empty the water to an interior drain or outside. You will want to empty the baptistry after each use for sanitary reasons, unless your portable baptismal pool has our PPO finish which allows water to be left in the tub for extended period. If water is left in the portable baptistry you will want to treat it with regular pool chemicals to help keep the water sanitary.
  3. Can I leave the baptistry on the wheel kit when full of water? We do not recommend that you do this since as mentioned above the baptistry with water in it will weigh between 1,100 – 1,300 pounds. You will want to remove the portable baptistry from the wheel kit prior to filling it with water.
  4. What is included with the Portable Deluxe package? The Portable Baptistry Deluxe Package is the popular choice for most of our customers because it come with everything you need in the base package to start baptizing right away. It includes an unfinished oak cabinet (with lid, external steps, and cross mounted to the front of the cabinet), wheel kit (made from welded angle iron and heavy duty locking casters), factory plumbed BES 7000 Series, Hydro Quip, circulation heater with built in GFI (plugs into standard outlet, no special wiring is required), built in drain valve, and your choice of our standard tub colors (blue, white or bone).
  5. Can I purchase the portable baptistry without a cabinet? Yes, we offer a frame only option in both the 6P and 6PXL model portable baptismal pools. The frame only option gives you the ability to enclose the tub in a finish that may suite the interior of your building better than our standard cabinet options. Exterior steps are not included with the frame only option but can be purchased seperately.
  6. What is the difference between the 6P and 6PXL? The basic difference is the 6PXL portable baptistry is approximately 12” longer than the 6P portable baptistry.
  7. Will the portable baptistry fit through a standard door? Yes, both the 6P and 6PXL will fit through a standard 36” wide door (without the lid on the cabinet).
  8. What type of heater do you recommend for my portable baptistry? We recommend either the BES 7000 series or PBES 6010 circulation heaters for a portable baptismal pool. A circulation heater is much more efficient than an immersion heater because it circulates the water. The BES 7000 series can be plumbed directly to the portable baptistry and the PBES 6010 offer a submersible pump which does not require drilling any holes. You simply place the submersible pump in the water which is attached to the heater (which is located outside of the baptismal pool) by 2 hoses and plug it in to a standard 110 outlet. Both circulation heaters have a built in GFI for safety.
  9. What is the PPO Finish? PPO stands for “Premium Plus Option”. The PPO finish allows for water to be left in the portable baptistry for an extended period of time. The PPO is a product that is applied to the mold of the baptismal tub prior to the Gel Coat. This helps prevent blistering or discoloring of the baptismal tank. We recommend that the water be drained every 3 months and allow the tank to dry for 36 – 48 hours before you fill the baptismal pool back up. A regular pool chemical can be used while water is in the baptismal tank to help keep the water clean for baptisms.